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Jimmy Corrigan

The Smartest Kid on Earth
Ware, Chris, 1967- (Book - 2000 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Jimmy Corrigan
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Random House, Inc.
This first book from Chicago author Chris Ware is a pleasantly-decorated view at a lonely and emotionally-impaired "everyman" (Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth), who is provided, at age 36, the opportunity to meet his father for the first time. An improvisatory romance which gingerly deports itself between 1890's Chicago and 1980's small town Michigan, the reader is helped along by thousands of colored illustrations and diagrams, which, when read rapidly in sequence, provide a convincing illusion of life and movement. The bulk of the work is supported by fold-out instructions, an index, paper cut-outs, and a brief apology, all of which concrete to form a rich portrait of a man stunted by a paralyzing fear of being disliked.

Baker & Taylor
Comic-book master Chris Ware chronicles four generations of the Corrigan men, from 1893 to 1983, in this compelling graphic novel. 25,000 first printing.

Authors: Ware, Chris, 1967-
Statement of Responsibility: Chris Ware
Title: Jimmy Corrigan
the smartest kid on earth
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2000
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. 18 x 22 cm.
Subject Headings: Dysfunctional families Comic books, strips, etc Comic books, strips, etc. United States Graphic novels
Topical Term: Dysfunctional families
Comic books, strips, etc
Graphic novels
Alternate Title: Smartest kid on earth
LCCN: 00025563
ISBN: 0375404538
0375714545
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC GN FIC W
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Jan 02, 2014
  • MattPellerin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A masterpiece - a simply incredible read with the feeling that you are unfurling something special as you turn the pages.

Aug 14, 2012
  • vfryzek rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I don't get the title "The Smartest Kid on Earth" Should have been "36 year old virgin"
I can't really recommend this. I found it too long and boring but on The other hand the Graphic Art was Great. It seemed to be a partial experimental exercise in methods to display story information with graphic sequences.

Jan 04, 2012
  • Veepea rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

One of my coworkers really loves this book so I read it and really did not love it. It's just not my type of story, but if you like painful and awkward real life stories this is your book. The artwork and attention to detail are the parts I enjoyed the most.

Jun 30, 2011
  • Raiiner rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very intense, though I found it a bit difficult to get into at first.

Dec 04, 2010
  • robbiepannell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Beautiful pages and a long story spanning generations. Chris Ware is a genius.

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May 02, 2014
  • cjenkins523 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I guess we all make choices as to how we want to live, right?

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